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Seth C. Brace Collection

1842 - 1844

Graphic Arts Collection Number: 103
Accessioned: Gift of Mariam Hill, 1926.
Extent: One box; eight items.
Content: Pencil drawings, photoreproductive print.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: 1997 by Iris Snyder.

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Biographical Note

Seth C. Brace was a member of the faculty of Newark College, which later became the University of Delaware. He taught mathematics and rhetoric from 1842 until 1844.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of seven pencil sketches of Newark, Delaware. The eighth piece in the collection is a reproduction of a watercolor sketch entitled "View in Newark (Del.) from the high ground on the N. side," the original of which is held in the University of Delaware Archives. Mariam Hill of Orange, Virginia, a descendant of Brace, gave the sketches to P.S. du Pont in 1926 who then gave them to the University of Delaware.

Contents List

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F1   Two sketches on one sheet of churches, "Calvin" and "Wesley," labeled between             
        the sketches "Newark, (Del.)"

F2   Sketch entitled "The Church in Newark, Del." and dated Feb. 1844.

F3   Sketch entitled "Episcopal Church, Newark, Del." and dated Feb. 1844.

F4   Sketch entitled "Whitely Creek Church, near Newark, Del." and dated Sep. 1842.

F5   Sketch of landscape entitled "View from Newark Coll. (Del.) northward."

F6   Sketch of houses and gardens entitled "View from Newark Coll. southeast."

F7   Sketch of landscape with road entitled "View from Newark Coll. (Del.)      

F8   Modern reproduction of  a watercolor sketch entitled "View in Newark (Del.)               
       from the high ground on the N. side"

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